Ponderings of Mrs Kitson

The Entrance…

It’s my turn, anticipation vibrates through my soul

A subtle rhythmic melody sounds and flows through us all as we step forward and meet our planners

I know pain will be the hardest thing to bear and I won’t see it as i see it now, from here

My first choice, I want to be happy like the last time, soul mapped out before me I look to see if it’s possible

I love music, I love to sing, can i sing?

Possible but it comes with much pain and I won’t meet you

I want to fix and heal, minds, souls, spirits, sadness

Now choose the lessons that will take you to there

Above all I want to remember, to remember here, just a sliver, it will make it all so much easier

But it’s not meant to be easy, and I can’t remember, that will just stop me from doing what i need to

I will just know… and when i feel that knowing, I will feel peace.

I will heal hearts in one way or another, and I will be with you again

~ Kelly

 

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Don’t Give Up

At my most raw and vulnerable I have hurt, that kind of pain that washes over you like a wave and feels like you are drowning while it grips a hold of your chest and squeezes then takes your legs from under you until you can no longer feel. I hated that pain. Sometimes people contribute to that pain and don’t even know it. The world is full of ugly. It’s hard for anyone to accept and see that, the internet lays it out for us all, like an endless and brutally truthful presentation of life, warts and all. We teach our children happiness, filling their lives with love, security and good times, then the internet fills in all the ugly blanks. Dearest dearest teens, YOU place what YOU want in your life and embrace the good it has to offer. Yes life is shit sometimes and we struggle, even telling ourselves no-one will ever understand. I am telling you they will, and that you are loved. We can all be excited about life and what it still holds, We could learn to sing, play piano, ski, fish, there are endless positive opportunities and endless sources of love and understanding. I hate how cruel people can be on the internet. Do your soul a favor and let go of the things that cause you pain and the people who like to cause it. Why should you be interested in the opinion or judgement of people that do not know you, I’m not. When you go on any social networking website I urge you all to have the same attitude. Do not open the doors of your life to the entire world, the world can be ugly. Open the doors to the beautiful side of life and embrace all it has to offer. Do not give negative comments a second thought, they may be coming from a boy/girl from a really troubled home, who lashes out at the world in a hateful way, or from a person who has mental health issues and does not fully comprehend what they are saying. We do not know each others entire stories. Surround yourself with happy and shut-out the negative. Don’t be afraid to cry. Hug. Give a compliment. Offer help. Have fun. Laugh until it hurts. Dress up in stupid clothes. Learn something new. Look at the horizon, it has your name on it…. Live Laugh Love xxxxxxxx

Hey folks,

I have decided to update and change *gasp* some of my 22 things list. The ones I epic fail with. Goodbye unrealistic goals!!!

Here we go:

1. Take time to write.

Well here I am in my blog, writing so I guess that counts, right, next stop, the heart wrenching saga of Katherine Bennett.

2. Move fridge and clean underneath Find some healthy meals the whole family love

We had a Meat free week last week which was great, lost 2lbs. Yayy! I’m trying to mostly eat raw veg, wholewheat pita, humus etc. for lunches. I am also enjoying a lot of home made smoothies. I was wanting a tropical taste this morning so I threw together the following, try it! : 1 banana, 1/3 of a pineapple, 200ml coconut milk (light if you can), 1 kiwi. Whiz it all up together and Voila! Yum yummy tropical smoothie.

3. Clean all the rest of the Kitchen cupboards

Done. Boooooooooooooring.

4. Make regular time to read

At the moment I am reading ‘The road less travelled’ by M.Scott Peck _ A new psychology of Love, Traditional values and spiritual growth. Great book, my favourite of all time!!

In fact I will share a little part of it:

Delaying gratification is a process of scheduling the pain and pleasure of life in such a way as to enhance the pleasure by meeting and experiencing the pain first and getting it over with. It is the only decent way to live.

This tool or process of scheduling is learned by most children quite early in life, sometimes as early as age five. for instance, occasionally a five year old child when playing a game with a companion will suggest the companion take their turn first, so that the child may enjoy his or her turn later. At age six children may start eating their cake first and the frosting later. Through grammar school this early capacity to delay gratification is daily exercised, particularly through the performance of homework.

While many have the well developed capacity to delay gratification, some 15 or 16 year olds seem to have hardly developed this capacity at all, some may even lack it entirely. These are the problem students. Despite average or better intelligence, their grades are poor simply because they do not work. Play now, pay later is their motto. So the psychologists and psychotherapists are called in.

5. Take the kids somewhere fun this week more often

Swimming at the weekend. Watched Dance competitions Friday whilst Mischa went to play at her friends and climbed a tree (which she has raved on about since). We take for granted the little things don’t we. When we lived on a farm Kayleigh and Abbie would climb the trees in the garden but Mischa was always too small. Now we don’t have trees like that in this garden so this was probably one of her first ‘climbing tree’ experience, especially with a friend. The things we take for granted.

6. Do bicycle crunches at home at least 8 times in the next two weeks

Bah. Bicycle crunches. Who needs em.

6.

7. Physically check my teens have completed homework

Am onto this one with inspector gadget time precision!

8. Walk down the mountain at least once a week with my husband

We did achieve this last week and it was lovely as ever. We chat, hold hands, walk. Lovely x

9. Go to the gym at least once a week even though my ultimate goal is three times

Still falling short on this but I am not deleting this just yet!

10. Brush out the garage Take stuff to the dump from the garage

Almost went this weekend but the idea was quashed in favor of swimming. This weekend it is planned!

11. Put pond pump back in

Another thing planned for this coming weekend

12. Water flowers in basket out the front

Flowers are still alive and have been cared for :o)

13. Compliment at least one person every day

Always do this

14. Moisturize

Check!

15. Put Vitamins somewhere where i won’t forget to take them

hahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

16. Finish ALL unfinished paintings and sign them

Made progress with one on my easel and competed one, waiting for it to dry before signing, desperate for new canvas but I won’t allow myself any until I complete the last four!

17. Start a new painting

Done and in progress

18. Take old clothes to the MCC

currently sorting for a freind first

19. Drink more herbal tea

Have been doing this every day and found a lovely toffee flavored tea too Mmmmmmmmm

20. Write more lists

Does this one count? Actually we have been writing and working to checklists recently for our PR application which is in and processing as we speak

21. Try to remember at least one joke every now and again

Your face ;oP

22. Make up new words

spagathon – a race to eat your spaghetti first

Woobies – warm boobies

I like having Woobies, they comfort me when i come last in the Kitson spagathon.

 

WONDERFUL!

Enjoy your Moments people

Kelly xxx

Firstly I must have a word with myself.  What a stupid time to commit to a list, just before two sets of guests come from the UK for a visit. Sometimes I think i am wonder woman. I digress, lets see how I got along with my list, no lies, no excuses.

 

1. Take time to write.

This is a definate FAIL. I could say I have indeed written, but I know what my goal was with this and it was not writing status updates or tweeting. It was to work on my book. I have not even opened it in months. BIG FAIL.

2. Move fridge and clean underneath Find some healthy meals the whole family love

Again this has not been as possible with guests, we drink, we eat (unhealthy meals), but we did have a lovely chicken sald last night and I have been browsing Hugh’s VEG book for inspiration. Avocado wraps for dinner tonight, Yum!

3. Clean all the rest of the Kitchen cupboards

FAIL. Had guests.

4. Make regular time to read

I have been off and on with this. Started reading How to be a woman by Caitlin Moran, very funny! Adult part biography, part rant. Started reading the ‘borrowers’ with Mischa, takes me back to my youth. Not sure if she loves it or not yet.

5. Take the kids somewhere fun this week more often

We well and truly accomplished this, Seattle and Whistler, hikes, tubing etc. Now we need to continue to add this one into our regular routine.

6. Do bicycle crunches at home at least 8 times in the next two weeks

FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

7. Physically check my teens have completed homework

Check! *pats self on back*

8. Walk down the mountain at least once a week with my husband

Check! We swopped this mountain for walks on other mountains the past two weeks.

9. Go to the gym at least once a week even though my ultimate goal is three times

FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL

10. Brush out the garage Take stuff to the dump from the garage

Still there…

11. Put pond pump back in

Oooo I forgot about this one!

12. Water flowers in basket out the front

Check!

13. Compliment at least one person every day

Check!

14. Moisturize

Check!

15. Put Vitamins somewhere where i won’t forget to take them

Bought myself a seniors pill box to accomplish this one

16. Finish ALL unfinished paintings and sign them

three down, three to go

17. Start a new painting

Not as yet

18. Take old clothes to the MCC

Still there, in the garage with the stuff for the dump *sigh*

19. Pair socks and throw out Sunday (holey) ones (I have an infestation)

YES! Done! We are on top of the sock situation after two years! Woooooooooooooooooooooo!

20. Write more lists

Check!

21. Try to remember at least one joke every now and again

Bloody hopeless at this, I’ll just make up my own..

22. Make up new words

I did do this whilst drunk and now can’t recall them lol

 

K x

Whilst checking what my peeps were up to on twitter, I noticed a few post about #22 things by ‘fellow tweeter’ Angie Richmond. I would say ‘fellow writer’, but, at the moment that would be inaccurate. You see, I haven’t been writing lately to classify myself as said writer and am currently sat in a self-imposed naughty corner. Here I am faced with an entourage of thoughts relating to things i should be doing. Therefore, I decided to take part in 22 things and write myself a list. Want to join me?

22 Things is a Creative Change Challenge.

By signing up, you are announcing to the world – and more importantly yourself – that you are breaking free of the long standing idea that in order to make changes in your life, you have to do BIG things.

22 Things is about making a list twenty-two small steps you can take right now – to change your life.

http://arichmondwritemehappy.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/22-things-creative-change-challenge.html

You may be wondering why my blog posting is named Mrs Topsy Turvey’s 22 things list. Well *sigh* this is because i am kind of back to front in my approach to this list. I woke the other day thinking about my list and what it would include. Then as I went around the house looking for the cleaning ones (the things you don’t do all the time but NEED doing), I did them. Hence the title: Topsy Turvey! Back to front.

Left with thoughts of the list is not good you see, especially if you are prone to Ally McBeal moments like myself. I pondered the thought of said list looming over me like a giant animated notebook with ‘THE LIST’ wrote at the top. It frowns down on  me in disgust. People in the street would see my list and point at it, and me. Mocking my procrastination like they have no list in their closet! Well Pffffffffffft to them!!!!!

I, Mrs. Topsy Turvey, have already achieved some of my list before I even typed it! So I advise you to just sit and think about it as your type, don’t sweat about it. Let’s do this thing.

I decided top priority and rightfully placed as my number one, would be ;

1. Take time to write. Non-distracted, inspiration filled, peaceful time to write,  where I laugh in the face of procrastination whilst wearing a super woman outfit (the type in bold is what i am holding myself to although my husband may be sad about the outfit).

2. Move fridge and clean underneath Find some healthy meals the whole family love

3. Clean all the rest of the Kitchen cupboards

4. Make regular time to read

5. Take the kids somewhere fun this week more often

6. Do bicycle crunches at home at least 8 times in the next two weeks

7. Physically check my teens have completed homework

8. Walk down the mountain at least once a week with my husband

9. Go to the gym at least once a week even though my ultimate goal is three times

10. Brush out the garage Take stuff to the dump from the garage

11. Put pond pump back in

12. Water flowers in basket out the front

13. Compliment at least one person every day

14. Moisturize

15. Put Vitamins somewhere where i won’t forget to take them

16. Finish ALL unfinished paintings and sign them

17. Start a new painting

18. Take old clothes to the MCC

19. Pair socks and throw out Sunday (holey) ones (I have an infestation)

20. Write more lists

21. Try to remember at least one joke every now and again

22. Make up new words

The crowd goes wild. Fireworks erupt. *Victory lap*

I am proud to present you with ‘Mrs Topsy Turvey’s 22 things list

FYI:

 


 

Mr. Topsy-Turvy does everything the wrong way around. One day he comes to the town where the reader lives. He rents a room in a hotel, speaking to the hotel manager the wrong way around, “Afternoon good, I’d room a like.” The next day, he confuses the taxi driver with his backwards speaking, causing an accident, buying a pair of socks and putting them on his hands, then he disappears, but everything is still topsy-turvy. Everybody still speaks topsy-turvy, and the reader is asked to say something topsy-turvy.

Bridget Jones Knickers

 

I may have found the solution you have been looking for if you are constantly irritated by clothes being left on the floor of your home.

For Teens we discussed taking away all their nice underwear and replacing it with BIG huge knickers and ugly trainer bra’s which may or may not work. On one hand they may have seen Bridget Jones’s diary and actually think they are cool, on the other they may just go commando, thus turning it around to an in your face parents, the whole school just saw the results of your wacky parenting. Hmmmmmmmm maybe we need to re think this strategy…

 

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